South of the Border
California cuisine in the perfect vehicle for Latin flair and Vacaville’s Mexican restaurants can attest to that! Fresh tortillas, inventive salsas, and quality meats and seafood are the trademarks you’ll find in our little, family-owned cantinas and carnicerias. Drop in at Vasquez Deli for a lunch of authentic street tacos and a whopping dose of Vacaville History, or get a fresh squeeze of flavor at Tacos Jalisco, where you’ll find the best hot sauce in the most unexpected packaging: the unassuming plastic squeeze bottles of rojo and verde sauces that reside at each table. Squeeze away, my friends, you won’t regret it. For patio views in the heart of historic Downtown, look no further than Los Reyes and enjoy classic Mexican fare cooked to perfection, plus a can’t-miss Sunday brunch!
Looking for a modern twist on classic dishes? Visit Peace, Love, and Boba, where they’re cooking up a brand-new take on authentic Filipino cooking, with grub like the Tocino Burrito or Bang Bang Fries and rotating specials that highlight fresh, local ingredients. For dessert, don’t miss their made-while-you-watch liquid nitrogen ice cream in flavors like Nutella, Dole HWhip, Lavender Matcha, and more. Over at Roline’s, they’re serving up a different kind of dessert, with layers of everything from flan, macapuno, shaved ice, and ube ice cream. Get your creativity on and build a unique creation from the Halo-Halo bar!
Continue the quest for exotic flavor at Clay Oven with a dose of fragrant Indian masala, curry, and naan, or sit down to a steaming bowl of pho at Pho Lee Hoa Phat. Then get a taste of Thailand at Buddha Thai or Rice Barn, where Chef Andy whips up mouthwatering cooking inspired by his mother’s favorites. The Drunken Man noodles are not to be missed!
If you’re fighting a craving for the perfect dumpling (aren’t we all?) head to Wah Sing, where the dumplings are fresh and stuffed with juicy, flavorful pork. Then roll on over to one of Vacaville’s amazing sushi restaurants for a rice-wrapped flavor bomb. Kazan is home to the Vacaville roll, a yummy way to soak up some local flavor. Or stop by Fuji Sushi Buffet for all you can eat sushi. Yes, we said all you can eat sushi. Local tip: get there early, this place fills up fast. For dessert, go next door to Okashi Fusion for Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches or some Dulce de Leche shaved snow.